- Data and Limits
Date Published: September 2021
The HOME American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) uses the same rent limits as the HOME Program. The rent limits can be found at the link below for FY 2021. HUD will update rent limits annually.
For any HOME-ARP household that meets criteria as a "qualified population" as defined in Section IV.A of the HOME-ARP Notice, the rent must meet the following requirements:
The rent limits for HOME-ARP units for qualifying households include the rent plus the utility allowance established pursuant to Section VI.B.13.d of the HOME-ARP Notice.
For any HOME-ARP units occupied by "low-income households," the rent must comply with the rent limitations in CFR Part 92.252(a). The maximum rents are the lesser of:
This is also known as the high HOME rent limit.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, when a household receives a form of federal tenant-based rental assistance (e.g., housing choice vouchers), the rent is the rent permissible under the applicable rental assistance program (i.e., the tenant rental contribution plus the rent subsidy allowable under the rental assistance program).
The rent limits for low-income households apply to the rent plus the utility allowance established pursuant to Section VI.B.13.d of the HOME-ARP Notice.
If the single room occupancy (SRO) unit has both sanitary and food preparation facilities, the maximum HOME-ARP rent is based on the zero-bedroom FMR.
If the SRO unit has only sanitary facilities, the maximum HOME-ARP rent is based on 75 percent of the zero-bedroom FMR. The rent limits for SRO units must also include the utility allowance established pursuant to Section VI.B.13.d of the HOME-ARP Notice.
FMRs are established by HUD each year for the Section 8 Program. For more information about the annual calculation of FMRs, visit HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research website.
The FMRs for unit sizes larger than a 4 bedroom are calculated by adding 15 percent to the 4 bedroom FMR for each extra bedroom. For example, the FMR for a 5 bedroom unit is 1.15 times the 4 bedroom FMR, and the FMR for a 6 bedroom unit is 1.30 times the 4 bedroom FMR, and so on...
5 BR = 1.15 x 4 BR FMR
6 BR = 1.30 x 4 BR FMR
7 BR = 1.45 x 4 BR FMR
8 BR = 1.60 x 4 BR FMR
9 BR = 1.75 x 4 BR FMR
10 BR = 1.90 x 4 BR FMR
11 BR = 2.05 x 4 BR FMR
12 BR = 2.20 x 4 BR FMR
Note: The FY 2021 HOME Rent Limits effective date is June 1, 2021. Please make sure you receive HUD Exchange Mailing List messages for any updates on rent limits and the HOME/HOME-ARP programs.